California Educator

June/July 2021

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7 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 21 Choose from hundreds of convenient courses offered in various formats to enhance your teaching skills. Check out USD's featured courses below. Create Your Professional Growth Path E D U C A T O R S View our course offerings now! Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using course units towards salary advancement, credential renewing, and/or recertification. Not all courses may qualify in your local school district. Innovative Curriculum for Motivated Learning UNITS: 2, 4, 6 Available PRICE: Varies by Units These courses are designed for educators in the K-12 classroom who would like to prepare new curriculum or revise existing curriculum that will result in motivated student learning. Participants will choose an instructor who they will work with throughout the course to create a coursework plan which will detail the curriculum they would like to design or revise. The coursework plan can include the introduction of new materials, design lessons, implementing new resources, converting curriculum to the online/remote modality, or implementing a new strategy that motivates student learning. All courses are taught in flexible and convenient Online Self-Paced format* with set start and end dates, and available in various unit options (6, 4, or 2 units). Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 Technology is playing a major role in the world of education, now so more than ever. Whether you're an online teacher or are working in-person, being able to effectively utilize Google education tools can make all the difference for the success of you and your students. In this course, Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching, you will get an introduction to the most popular Google education tools, while designing lessons and units for students aligned with Common Core State Standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Standards. Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 Studies indicate the development of social and emotional skills can positively affect student achievement and success in school and later in life. This course examines the research and best practices for teaching students positive social skills. Participants will develop a toolkit of resources for teaching and promoting the development of students' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. RESET: Resiliency, Compassion, and Innovation for a Transformative New School Year UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $349 Reset: Resiliency, Compassion and Innovation for a Transformative New School Year is designed to meet educators where they are as they transition back to a face-to-face classroom, hybrid, or virtual learning environment this fall. Major topics addressed will include SEL (social emotional learning), trauma- informed instruction, educator resiliency, advance and improve student learning, and an innovator's mindset shift rebuilding our education system together and with an emphasis on grace and a willingness to try new strategies in the classroom. Visit

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